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Human Fundamentalism Inspired Manicure

Just a quick post! I’ve had so much to do this week at university that I promised myself I wouldn’t post until it was all done. Well things are almost done and if I didn’t post something this week I thought I’d explode!

Human Fundamentalism Inspired Manicure
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I used Illamasqua Nail Varnish in Wink for the lilac and OPI Nail Lacquer in What’s With The Cattitude for the blue. It’s dead simple to do, I painted the whole of the nail in Wink first, then when it’s completely dry applied some tape in a ‘V’ shape and filled that in with What’s With The Cattitude.

You can keep going with more layers or try different shapes too! :)

Thanks for reading!

ox.

OPI Holland Collection – Thanks A Windmillion

This is the last of the OPI Holland Collection varnishes I bought a while back – Thanks A Windmillion. It’s a lovely minty green colour that’s a bit darker than some of the others out there, like Essie’s Mint Candy Apple, which are more pastel-y.

I was going to do a Spring/Summer ’12 tutorial but my eyes just aren’t agreeing with my contacts today – all you lens wearers out there will know the feeling!

OPI Holland Collection – Thanks A Windmillion

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OPI Holland Collection – Wooden Shoe Like To Know

It’s a rainy Sunday, so what better to do than try out another cute Spring shade from OPI?

This time Wooden Shoe Like To Know is in the spotlight! This nail lacquer from OPI is a neutral brown / taupe colour with a twist of gold metallic shimmer running through it.

Wooden Shoe Like To Know!

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OPI Holland Collection – A Roll In The Hague

Hey guys! The sun is shining outside and it finally feels like Spring, so I thought it would be appropriate to do my first proper review of a Spring/Summer collection! :) I got three of the lovely OPI Holland Collection colours in the post yesterday, I’ve completely fallen for all the brights that are around at the minute so the first I’m going to review and swatch is A Roll In The Hague.

L-R: Wooden Shoe Like To Know, A Roll In The Hague, Thanks A Windmillion

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Deborah Lippmann Inspired Nails

I love Deborah Lippmann nail varnishes, sadly I still don’t own any! But I saw a lovely manicure on Facebook the other day done by her team at the Badgley Mischka Autumn 2012 show. I know it’s a jumping the gun a bit, but it’s still cold here in England and the design cheered me up and took me right back to Christmas! Here’s the actual Deborah Lippmann design.

(image from facebook.com/deborahlippmann)

 I instantly fell in love with the rich deep red colour with the golden tips! Here’s my version using Chanel Le Vernis in Peridot and Illamasqua Nail Varnish in Unnatural.

Deborah Lippmann inspired luxury manicure!

I wish I could offer some makeup tips on how to get the tips straight, but all I can say is just keep practising! I don’t use manicure strips as they tend to leave marks in the varnish or don’t sit flush to the nail, leaving an uneven line. Make sure you’ve got plenty of time and keep at it, you’ll get there in the end. :)

Thanks for reading!

ox.